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Mastery of Your Anxiety

Confronting feared situations is a critical component of treatment for anxiety disorders. Of course, confronting feared situations is only done after clients have learned strategies to manage the discomfort these situations may bring. This involves cognitive behavioral techniques to correct dysfunctional thinking, tools to manage...

Social Communication Strategies

The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time for individuals with social anxiety due to increased pressure to interact with others as well as engagement in larger social events (e.g., holiday parties). Social anxiety is one of the most common anxiety disorders in the...

Making Friends When You Have Social Anxiety

Positive social relationships are related to increased happiness and health. However, if you suffer from social anxiety, establishing relationships can be a significant challenge. Individuals with social anxiety worry that that they are being negatively judged by others and typically feel like they ‘don’t fit...

Talking with children/teens about mass violence

As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your child about traumatic events. Tackling such conversations may not be easy, but when done in a proactive, positive manner it can help children feel safer and more secure. Here are suggestions on...

Misconceptions about OCD

There are many misconceptions about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that are simply not true. The term OCD gets thrown around a lot - most of us have heard someone jokingly say, “I’m so OCD”. OCD is not a personality quirk. It is a serious mental illness...

1 Million Steps 4 OCD

1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk Austin’s first 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk to be held at Mueller Park on Saturday, June 3rd at 10:00am. This walk aims to build awareness, support, and hope for OCD. It is also an opportunity to share personal stories and...

Anxiety and Diabetes

Most people experience stress from time to time. While occasional stress is to be expected, prolonged or intense feelings of stress are cause for concern, especially if you suffer from diabetes. Stress can impact your blood glucose levels and as a result can exacerbate diabetic...

When should you seek professional help for anxiety?

  It can be hard to differentiate reasonable worry from an unhealthy level of anxiety. Everyone experiences periods of stress and worry at some point in their lives. For most people, worry is a normal and temporary reaction to a negative or stressful event. Although unpleasant,...

Lies OCD Tells You

  OCD loves to lie. It will pretend to be a helpful ally who wants to keep you safe. But in reality, it is only manipulating you into doing more and more rituals.  10 common lies OCD tells are listed below - along with reasons why...

Understanding Panic

Do you sometimes have sudden attacks of overwhelming fear that last for several minutes? Does your heart pound or you feel like you can’t breathe or think? Do these attacks occur out of the blue with no obvious trigger, causing you to worry about the...

The Truth About Anxiety Disorders

There are many stories – some true, others not so true about phobias, panic attacks and other anxiety disorders. The Internet is one of the popular media used to disperse these ideas. When you are affected by chronic anxiety, resist the urge to try any...

Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of fear and apprehension which is quite normal. The holiday season tends to be filled with anxiety. If you have anxiety issues you may not be looking forward to the holiday season that is fast approaching. Even if you look forward...